Did Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him prescribe camel urine as medicine?!

1-  The Hadith (narration) by the Prophet:

First let us look at the Sayings (Hadiths) of our beloved Prophet that dealt with camel urine:

Narrated Abu Qilaba: “Anas said, “Some people of ‘Ukl or ‘Uraina tribe came to Medina and its climate did not suit them. So the Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of (Milch) camels and to drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they went as directed and after they became healthy, ….(Sahih Bukhari, Ablutions (Wudu’), Volume 1, Book 4, Number 234)”

2-  The scientific facts about some animals’ urine:

-A comment from sister Nicole Woods, an American young sister who embraced Islam; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with her: “I just wanted to share the news with you that in products such as tylenol or asparine (not sure which but u can check the labels), there is an ingredient called PREMARIN. Biology majors here tell me that the name stands for PREgnant MARe urIN. Of course, no one would put unprocessed urine into medication… I’m sure it’s boiled or pasteurized or something.  But the ingredient is used very much in the way the prophet (peace be upon him) suggested using camel urine.. such as for headaches. oh, well, I’m sure to you it sounds disgusting… think of it next time u reach for tylenol or asparine *wink*”

-Further from a Muslimah, who works in the Medical field as a Mammographer; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with her: “Estrogen product called PREMARIN is given to postmenopausal Women.  This PREMARIN is extracted from HORSE URINE.  The Estrogen product is hormones given to women.”


-Further from brother Abu Adam; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him:

“Here is another miracle in the Hadeeth. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in a hadeeth told someone to drink camel’s urine as a medical treatment.

Of course the ignorant Christians love to mock this hadeeth. Even I, thought this was a strange hadeeth. But look, in America, they have been drinking horse urine for a long time as a cure.

Just like the Quran says, 41:53: “Soon will We show them our Signs in the (furthest) regions (of the earth), and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that thy Lord doth witness all things?”


-go to www.premarin.org for the following. (also see premarin.com)

Premarin® stands for Pregnant Mares’ Urine (PREgnant MARes’ urINe)

Premarin (including Prempro, Premphase, Prempac, and Premelle) is a drug made up of conjugated estrogens obtained from the urine of pregnant mares — put out in many forms (pills, creams, injections, patches, vaginal rings) and is used to reduce the symptoms of menopause in women or women who have had a hysterectomy. It is also prescribed to nearly eliminate the risk of osteoporosis (the brittling of bones) and reduce the chance of heart disease in women over 50.”


-Further from brother Abdul Hafiz; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him.

The Prophet prescribing Camel Urine as medicine:

First of all, let us clarify the reason and story behind the prescription.  Some people had become very ill at the time of the prophet, and were suffering from an unknown illness. Their bellies had swollen and they were not in a fit state. Hence, the prophet said to them, that they would find a cure in the milk and urine of a camel and so he sent them out to an area where camels were grazing.  These men went to this area and drank the milk and urine. Sure enough, just like the Prophet said, they were cured and became fit and healthy.

Having read this story, what do we conclude from it? Some Christians would have us believe that this Hadith means that drinking camel urine is permissible in Islam. This is INCORRECT. The real meaning of this Hadith is that if a person needs to consume an impure and impermissible substance as a cure for an illness, and no other reasonable alternative is available,  then it is permissible. In all other circumstances, camel urine is prohibited.


And God knows best …


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